Here’s what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had to say about reports that Canada would walk away from NAFTA re-negotiation if the dispute settlement procedure was at risk (July 25):
Canadian ambassador David MacNaughton used a July 20 event with the Washington International Trade Association to outline his hope that the NAFTA talks match the “better is always possible” slogan used by Trudeau and the Liberals in 2015:
Trudeau lobbied U.S. state governors on the benefits of NAFTA in a July 14 speech:
Trudeau has been asked about Canada’s negotiation plan several times in recent months. From question period in mid-June:
This followed Trump’s comments on a cross-border dispute over diafiltered milk products: “<i>Canada, what they’ve done to our dairy farm workers, it’s a disgrace. Farmers in Wisconsin and New York state are being put out of business</i>.
Canada has made business for our dairy farmers in Wisconsin and other border states very difficult. We will not stand for this. Watch!